Lufthansa Reasserts Status Quo Even As IATA May Loosen Up TMC Payment Rules

By | September 20, 2017

The International Air Transport Association disallows travel agencies from using their own credit cards for purchasing airline tickets on clients' behalf. If an IATA proposal to revise its rules gains approval from members, that prohibition will be history. Even if IATA members approve the amendment at a conference in November, though, Lufthansa Group seems to have no interest in allowing agencies to use their credit cards. A communiqué it issued said as much. More confusing is the Germany-based airline firm's apparent decision to lump some B2B virtual cards into its policy and ban those too.

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